The Ashland Chronicle
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Ashland Canal Revisited

Civic Action, Local Activism

Ashland Canal Revisited by Craig Anderson, Ashland For nearly twenty-five years I worked for local governmental agencies, twenty of those years in the Rogue Valley. These jobs put me in frequent contact with staff and officials representing all levels of government - city, county, regional, state and federal. One of the first people I met when I moved to the …

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New jail tax would do more harm than good

Civic Action, Local Activism

New jail tax would do more harm than good by Eleanor Ponomareff and Sarah Westover  Sunday, November 17th 2019   Do Jackson County taxpayers want to raise taxes to spend at least $171 million to triple county jail capacity, while building a new jail that costs at least $28 million a year to operate? Would voters support a new jail tax that actually …

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Carbon Neutral by 2030: Can We Do It? Addie Greene

Civic Action, Local Activism

Carbon Neutral by 2030 By Addie Greene As stated in 2015, followed up by the 10X20 ordinance in 2017, Ashland has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2030 and to produce zero net greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions by 2050. This includes a 50% reduction in fossil fuel use by 2030 and an 8% reduction in ghg emissions every year to …

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Bryan Holley Speaks Out Again: Response to Councilor Jensen's Articles

Civic Action, Local Activism

Citizens in Ashland who are watching how well our elected officials are doing in representing their voting constituents should read an essay by councilor Stephen Jensen in the November 2019 issue of the ‘Sneak Preview’ monthly. He suggests that his (and, sadly, probably council’s) upcoming decision to support piping the Ashland Canal will be similar to how courageous village elders …

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Ashland in the Crosshairs of the Proposed County Jail

Civic Action, Local Activism

Ashland in the Crosshairs of the Proposed County Jail Here is the scoop.  Bottom line:  The county jail can’t be built without Ashland City Council putting the jail on the ballot.  The property tax base in Ashland will build the county jail because Ashland’s property values are so much higher than the rest of the valley. First, the county needs …

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